Mitt Romney Quotes To Think About
Mitt Romney Quotes
“He gave a speech the other day at his State of the Union address. He didn’t even mention the deficit or the debt…” – According to PolitiFact, Obama brought up the debt or deficit by name at least six different times, including the 12th paragraph of the speech.
“I’ll just say this, which is it’s not the language I would have used.” – Romney’s timid critique after Rush Limbaugh called a college student a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she testified to Congress about contraceptives.
I don’t want him to go to Miami or to the Jets. But I’ve got a lot of good friends, the owner Miami Dolphins, and the New York Jets — both owners are friends of mine. – His reply when asked which team he thinks quarterback Peyton Manning will sign with.
“Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.” – Answer when asked if he follows NASCAR.
“I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.” – Romney on Feb. 27 to a group of NASCAR fans wearing plastic ponchos.
“I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles. I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually. And I used to have a Dodge truck, so I used to have all three (big automakers) covered.” – Mitt Romney on Feb. 24, pandering to Michigan voters but inadvertently highlighting his wealth once again.
“I get speakers fees from time to time but not very much.” – In 2010, Romney received over $500,000 in speaking fees.
“Maybe I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.” – Romney said this to a group of unemployed Floridians after listening about their challenges.
“I’ll tell you what, ten-thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?” — Mitt Romney attempting to make a wager with Rick Perry during a Republican debate.
“There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.” – Researchers have found no instance in his business career where Romney was likely to be fired. Governor’s do not receive pink slips.
“I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.” – Mitt Romney just hours after his Florida primary victory.
“Everything seems right here. You know, I come back to Michigan; the trees are the right height. The grass is the right color for this time of year, kind of a brownish-greenish sort of thing. It just feels right.” – Mitt Romney during campaign stops in Michigan on Feb. 16.
“Tomorrow’s seniors should have the freedom to choose between Medicare and a range of private plans. And if these future seniors want a more expensive plan, then they will have to pay the additional cost.” – Showing support for Congressman Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The chief actuary of the Medicare Program has testified that the Ryan plan will not lower overall health care costs but will shift costs to seniors.
“If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.” – Romney opposing auto-industry loans in an Oct. 2008 New York Times op-ed titled “Let Detroit go bankrupt.”
“Well, the banks aren’t bad people. They’re just overwhelmed right now. The banks are scared to death, of course. They’re feeling the same thing that you’re feeling.” – Romney in Jan. 2012.
“I have in my life, but I haven’t recently.” – When interviewed for Newsweek in Oct. 2007, Mitt Romney said that as a Mormon bishop he participated in baptisms of dead people of all faiths.
“If you want to speak, you can speak. But right now, it’s my turn.” – Romney’s response when asked why he would not raise the income cap on Social Security taxes, or promise not to reduce Medicare benefits.
“As to what to do for the housing industry specifically, and are there things you can do to encourage housing? One is, don’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.” – Romney in Oct. 2012.
“Corporations are people, too, my friend.” – Romney speaking to a group of Iowans.
“I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” – Romney to a breakfast forum of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce.
“I was a severely conservative Republican governor. I fought against long odds in a deep blue state.” – Conservatives who have watched him for a long time disagree.
“I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.” – Mitt Romney, explaining his rationale for running for president.
“I saw the young man over there with eggs Benedict, with hollandaise sauce. And I was going to suggest to you that you serve your eggs with hollandaise sauce in hubcaps. Because there’s no plates like chrome for the hollandaise.” – The GOP presidential candidate at a New Hampshire restaurant in June 2011.
“I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.” – Romney’s campaign later admitted that George Romney and Martin Luther King Jr. never marched together.
“I purchased a gun when I was a young man. I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life.” – Romney’s campaign later said he had hunted twice in his entire life.
“We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them.” – According to the Boston Globe, Romney supported the Brady Registration Act, mandatory firearms ID cards, the 5-day waiting period, and the federal Feinstein Gun Ban.
“I don’t line up with the NRA.” – Governor Romney in support of a state semi-automatic ban on 19 different types of assault weapons — which the NRA opposed.
“I just signed a piece of legislation extending the ban on certain assault weapons.” – Romney, August 4, 2004.
“I spent my whole life in the private sector, 25 years in the private sector.” – Mitt Romney forgetting that he was governor of Massachusetts.
“This for me, politics, is not a career.” – Romney has been running for one office or another since the 1990s.
“Well, that’s what we did in Massachusetts, and that is, we put together an exchange, and the president’s copying that idea. I’m glad to hear that.” – Romney in June 24, 2009, speaking about the RomneyCare health insurance mandate.
“Obamacare is bad news…and if I’m president of the United States I will repeal it.” – Romney, Oct. 18, 2011.
“I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose” – Romney, Oct. 29, 2002.
“The right next step in the, in the fight to preserve the sanctity of life is to see Roe v. Wade overturned.” – Romney, Dec. 16, 2007.
“I am more convinced than ever before that as we seek to establish full equality for America’s gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent.” – Romney in a letter to the Log Cabin Republicans in 1994.
“Look, I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.” – Romney, Oct. 25, 1994.
“The principles that Ronald Reagan espoused are as true today as they were when he spoke them.” – Romney, May 25, 2010.
“Rick, I don’t think I’ve ever hired an illegal in my life. And so I’m afraid — I’m looking forward to finding your facts on that…” – Romney to Rick Perry during the Oct. 18, 2011 presidential debate.
“We hired a lawn, a lawn company to mow our lawn, and they had illegal immigrants that were working there.” – Romney, 2 minutes after 14 seconds after his quote above.
“So we went to the company, and we said, ‘Look, you can’t have any illegals working on our property. I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake! I can’t have illegals!’” – Mitt Romney during the Oct. 18, 2011 GOP debate.
“Well, I believe the world is getting warmer…. I believe that humans contribute to that.” – Romney, June 3, 2011.
“My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet.” – Romney, Oct. 27, 2011.
“I like President Obama, but he doesn’t have a clue how jobs are created.” – During Romney’s term as governor, Masachusetts ranked third-lowest in the nation for job creation.
“I could have possibly beaten Senator McCain in the primary. Then I could have been the candidate who lost to Barack Obama.” – Yes, Romney did imply that he would have lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential race.
“PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air.” – Mitt Romney retelling the story of strapping the family dog to the roof of his car for a 12-hour road trip.
“The good news is that we have a volunteer Army and that’s the way we’re going to keep it. [O]ne of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping to get me elected, because they think I’d be a great president.” – A Romney supporter asked the candidate in 2007 if any of his five sons were serving in the U.S. military, and if not, what were they doing to fight the war on terror.
“[Obama's stimulus program is] one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history.” – This Romney comment in April 2011 angered many troops fighting wars in three theaters around the world.
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